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Decreasing Violence Through Knowledge

Talks & Conferences

(Events are grouped by lecture topic)

Upcoming Events

Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention

Public lecture
New York University - Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Workshop
Folke Bernadotte Academy
Bogotà, Colombia
By invitation only

International Peacebuilding and Local Success

Seminar
New York University - Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Seminar
Academic Discussion In Hargeyisa forum,
Hargeisa Cultural Center
Hargeisa, Somaliland
Workshop
Folke Bernadotte Academy
Bogotà, Colombia
By invitation only

The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding

Public lecture
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD, USA
Guest Seminar
New York University
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only

Comments on "The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails"

Panel
Columbia University
New York, NY, USA

Constructivism

Guest seminar
Columbia University
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only

Past Events

Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention

Workshop
Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag
Berlin, Germany
Public lecture
Future of War Conference
New America and Arizona State University
Washington, DC, USA
Webinar
World Vision International
Via Skype
By invitation only
Public lecture
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
New York University
New York, NY, USA
Joint Program Induction Training for United Nations Peace and Development Advisers
UN Political Affairs Department, UN Development Program, & Folke Bernadotte Academy
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only
Public lecture
New York University
New York, NY, USA
Public lecture
Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
Australian National University
Canberra, Australia
Briefing
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Fragility and Conflict section
Canberra, Australia
By invitation only
Schaehrer Memorial Lecture in Peace and Conflict Studies
Colgate University
Hamilton, NY, USA
Public lecture
IVY
New York, NY, USA
Joint Program Induction Training for United Nations Peace and Development Advisers
UN Political Affairs Department, UN Development Program, & Folke Bernadotte Academy
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only
Public lecture
International Studies Public Forum
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA, USA
Brown bag lunch talk
United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only
Elizabeth Colson Lecture
Oxford University
Oxford, United Kingdom
Seminar
Facoltà di Giurisprudenza / School of International Studies
Università degli Studi di Trento
Trento, Italy
Lecture
Barnard College Alumnae Reception,
Washington, DC
Seminar
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Colloquium
CUNY Graduate Center
New York, NY, USA
Keynote Address
Annual meeting of the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies,
Bonn, Germany
Public lecture
Bonn International Center for Conversion,
Bonn, Germany
Public lecture
London School of Economics
London, UK
Policy Seminar
St Paul University
Ottawa, Canada
Glasmacher lecture
St Paul University
Ottawa, Canada
Ignite presentation
International Expert Forum
International Peace Institute,
New York, NY, USA
Public lecture
Family weekend
Barnard College, Columbia University
New York, NY, USA
Seminar
MENA Chief Economist Seminar Series,
World Bank,
Washington, DC, USA
Colloquium "Violence, Intervention, and Agency"
Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies
Yale University
New Haven, USA
Panel
Congrès de l'Association Francaise de Science Politique,
Aix-en-Provence, France
Roundtable
Sciences-Po / CERI,
Paris, France
Panel
Research for Peace conference
Folke Bernadotte Academy
Stockholm, Sweden
By invitation only
Raising the Bar
E's Bar,
New York, NY, USA
Sold out
Rountable on Conflict Analysis as Peacebuilding
International Peace Institute,
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only
Roundtables
Stockholm Forum on Security and Development,
Swedish Foreign Affairs Ministry and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute,
Stockholm, Sweden
By invitation only
Seminar
Cambridge University,
Cambridge, UK
Public lecture
Nordic Africa Institute,
Uppsala University,
Uppsala, Sweden
Keynote address
Queen's University,
Kingston, ON, Canada
Seminar
Northwestern University,
Evanston, IL, USA
Panel
Adelphi University,
Garden City, NY, USA
Seminar
Balsillie School of International Affairs
Waterloo, ON, Canada
Seminar
MIT,
Boston, MA, USA
Panel
International Studies Association conference,
New Orleans, LA, USA
Seminar
University of Minnesota,
Twin Cities, MN, USA
Seminar
School of Advanced International Studies,
John Hopkins University,
Washington, DC, USA
Briefing
French Foreign Affairs Ministry,
Paris, France
By invitation only
Book launch event
King's College,
London, United Kingdom
Briefing
Overseas Development Institute
London, United Kingdom
By invitation only
Seminar
Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne,
Paris, France
By invitation only
Briefing
Association Française des Nations Unies & Sciences-Po - CERI,
Paris, France
By invitation only
Panel
African Studies Association conference,
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Briefing
Council on Foreign Relations,
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only
Briefing
International Rescue Commitee,
New York, N.Y., USA
By invitation only
Book launch event
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Public Lecture
Instituto de Relações Internacionais,
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Public Conversation
Carnegie New Leader Program
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs,
New York, NY, USA
Seminar
School of Advanced International Studies,
John Hopkins University,
Washington, DC, USA
Briefing
United States Institute of Peace,
Washington, DC, USA
By invitation only
Walker Horizon lecture
De Pauw University,
Greencastle, IN, USA
Panel
American Political Science Association conference,
Washington, DC, USA
Book event
Center for Global Development,
Washington, DC, USA
By invitation only
Book launch event
Quaker United Nations Office,
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only
Panel
European Political Science Association conference,
Edinburgh, UK
Panel
British International Studies Association conference,
Dublin, Ireland
Seminar
University of Amsterdam,
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Book launch event
SwissPeace,
Bern, Switzerland
Public lecture
University of Basel,
Basel, Switzerland
Book launch event
International Peace Institute,
New York, NY, USA
Registration necessary
Public lecture

in French

Université du Québec à Montréal,
Montreal, Canada
Keynote Address
University of Reading,
Reading, UK
Panel
International Studies Association conference
Toronto, Canada
Panel
Workshop prior to International Studies Association conference
Toronto, Canada
Panel
Université de Laval,
Quebec, Canada
Public Lecture
University of Notre Dame,
Notre Dame, IN, USA
Research seminar
Université de Montréal,
Montréal, Canada
Public lecture
University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL, USA

International Peacebuilding and Local Success

Seminar
Folke Bernadotte Academy
Stokholm, Sweden
By invitation only
Seminar
Florida International University
Miami, FL, USA
Panel
International Studies Association Conference
Baltimore, MD, USA
Seminar
International Security Colloquium
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
Panel
African Studies Association Conference
Washington, DC, USA
Seminar
Colgate University
Hamilton, NY, USA
Seminar
Comparative Politics Workshop
City University of New York
New York, USA
Panel
American Political Science Association Conference
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Seminar
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA, USA

Conflict Resolution: Local vs. National Approaches

Panel
Department of Peacekeeping Operations
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only

How to Advance the Research Agenda on Peacebuilding in Africa: Comments

Panel
Carnegie Corporation of New York
New York, NY, USA
By Invitation only

International Change In/Through Practice

Panel
International Studies Association Conference
Baltimore, MD, USA

Colonial Legacies and Ethnic Conflict

Panel
Conceptual Foundations class, SIPA
Columbia University
New York, NY, USA

The Responsibility to Protect in the Congo: The Failure of Prevention

Panel
Conference "Implementing the Responsibility to Protect"
Australian National University & Australian Foreign Affairs Ministry
Canberra, Australia
Panel
Symposium on “Imperfect Duties? Humanitarian Intervention in Africa and the Responsibility to Protect in a Post-Iraq Era”
DePauw University,
Greencastle, IN, USA

Exploring Peace: How Do We Know Peace?

Sapphire Panel
International Studies Association Conference
Attlanta, GA, USA

The Unlikely Peace: Understanding Peace Where All indicators Point Toward Violence

Panel
International Studies Association Conference
Atlanta, GA, USA

Histories of Peace?

Roundtable
International Studies Association Conference
Atlanta, GA, USA

The Surprising Peace: Understanding International Contributions to Successful Peacebuilding

Panel
International Studies Association Conference
Atlanta, GA, USA

Comments on The Taming of Democracy Assistance

Discussant Remarks
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Life and Work in Conflict Zones

Master's Tea
Morse College, Yale University
New Haven, CT, USA

The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding

Seminar
Central Africa Course,
United State Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute,
Washington, D.C., USA
By invitation only
Policy Advisory Group Seminar
Centre for Conflict Resolution,
Cape Town, South Africa
By invitation only
Keynote address
Swedish Parliament and Life and Peace Institute,
Stockholm, Sweden
By invitation only
TED Talk
TED Global conference,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Public lecture

in French

Université du Québec à Montréal,
Montreal, Canada
Panel
United Nations Side Event
New York, NY, USA
Panel
13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates
Warsaw, Poland
Panel
Congo in Harlem festival,
New York, NY, USA
Seminar

in French

Université du Québec à Montréal,
Montreal, Canada
Panel
Great Lakes Policy Forum
Washington, DC, USA
Keynote address
New York University,
New York, NY, USA
Workshop
Partnership Africa - Canada,
Ottawa, Canada
Lecture
World Affairs Council of Central Illinois,
Springfield, IL, USA
Briefing
Committee on Foreign Relations,
Louisville, KY, USA
Grawemeyer lecture
University of Louisville,
Louisville, KY, USA
Public lecture
Georgetown University,
Washington, DC, USA
Lecture
Nordic Africa Institute and Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Stockholm, Sweden
Public lecture
Boston University,
Boston, MA, USA
Public lecture
Simon Frazer University,
Vancouver, Canada
Briefing
United Nations Stabilization Mission in Congo,
Goma, D.R. Congo
Book launch event
International Peace Institute,
New York, NY, USA
Public lecture
Egmont Institute,
Brussels, Belgium
Public lecture
University of Ottawa,
Ottawa, Canada
Book launch event
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Seminar
Norwegian Institute for International Affairs,
Oslo, Norway
Literary salon
Chr. Michelsen Institute,
Bergen, Norway
Panel
Women and War Conference
United States Institute of Peace,
Washington, DC, USA
Public lecture
American University,
Washington, DC, USA
Public lecture
US Naval Academy,
Annapolis, MD, USA
Panel
International Seminar on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Sub-Saharan Africa
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid,
Madrid, Spain
Panel
Fifth Annual Saltzman Institute Forum
Columbia University,
New York, NY
Guest lecture
Undergraduate seminar on African Politics
Yeshiva University,
New York, NY, USA
Panel
Seminar on “The UN Security Council and the Responsibility to Protect: Policy, Process, and Practices,”
International Peace Institute and Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs,
Vienna, Austria
Panel
Congo Awareness Day
Yale University,
New Haven, CT, USA
Panel
Great Lakes Policy Forum and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars,
Washington, DC, USA,
Lecture
Le Cercle,
Washington, DC, USA

Lessons from Peaceland

Phi Beta Kappa address
Phi Beta Kappa initiation ceremony
Barnard College, Columbia University
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only
Phi Beta Kappa address
Phi Beta Kappa initiation ceremony
Barnard College, Columbia University
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only

Going Micro: Emerging and Future Peacekeeping Research

Panel
International Studies Association conference,
New Orleans, LA, USA

Constructivism

Guest lecture
Graduate seminar on Methods of Inquiry and Research Design
Columbia University
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only
Guest Lecture
Graduate Lecture Class on Conceptual Foundations of International Politics,
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA

Ethics Questions Your IRB Can't Answer

Panel
APSA short course,
Washington, DC, USA

Narratives of Violence in Congo

Briefing
International Women’s Media Foundation training program,
Nairobi, Kenya
Briefing
International Women’s Media Foundation training program,
via Skype

The Politics of Knowledge in Peaceland

Panel
International Studies Association conference
Toronto, Canada
Panel
International Studies Association conference
San Francisco, CA, USA

Dynamics of Violence in Congo

Lecture
Undergraduate Colloquium Civil and Ethnic War, Insurgency, and Terrorism
University of Notre Dame,
Notre Dame, IN, USA

Paternalism and International Peacebuilding

Workshop
George Washington University,
Washington, DC, USA

Peacebuilders: An Ethnography of International Intervention

Panel
American Political Science Association conference
Chicago, IL, USA
Research seminar
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies,
Geneva, Switzerland
Keynote address
McGill University,
Montreal, Canada
Public lecture
Université du Québec à Montréal,
Montreal, Canada
Research seminar
University of Denver,
Denver, CO, USA
Research seminar
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Panel
International Studies Association conference
San Francisco, CA, USA
Research seminar
Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY, USA
Public lecture
Carleton University,
Ottawa, Canada
Panel
African Studies Association conference,
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Research seminar
University of Chicago,
Chicago, IL, USA
Book incubation workshop
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA

Reducing the Risk of Violence: What Do We Know about What Works

Panel
World Bank and International Development Research Centre,
Nairobi, Kenya

International Interventions

Panel
University of Virginia,
VA, USA

Restraining the Toll of War and Violence

Public televised panel
University of Virginia,
VA, USA

Peaceland: An Ethnography of International Intervention

Workshop
Life and Peace Institute and Burundi Tugenderubuntu,
Bujumbura, Burundi

Resources and Conflict in Congo

Graduate Seminar Energy, Environment, and Resource Security
New York University,
New York, NY, USA

Africa

Undergraduate Lecture Class on Introduction to Global Studies
University of Illinois,
Springfield, IL, USA

Congo

Guest Lecture
Undergraduate Lecture Class on Introduction to African Studies
Barnard College, Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA

Congo: Violence and International Peacebuilding

Guest Lecture
Graduate Seminar on Democracy, Citizenship and Leadership in Africa,
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA

“We the International Community”: Understanding International Peace Interventions in Practice

Panel
International Studies Association conference,
San Diego, CA, USA
Panel
African Studies Association conference,
Washington, DC, USA
Panel
PRIO / Peace and Conflict Studies in Anthropology,
Nicosia, Cyprus

Peacebuilding in Practice: An Ethnography of International Intervention

Research seminar
Vassar College,
Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
Research seminar
Uppsala University,
Uppsala, Sweden
Research seminar
Rutgers University,
Camden, NJ, USA

New Directions in Peace and Conflict Research

Keynote speech
Swedish National PhD Conference on Peace and Conflict Research,
Stockholm, Sweden

International Organizations

Panel
Graduate Lecture class on Conceptual Foundations of International Politics,
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Panel
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA

When the West Meets the Rest: Understanding How International Interventions Operate on the Ground

Panel
International Studies Association Conference,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Research seminar
University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada

Concluding Chapter from “The Trouble with the Congo”

Panel
International Studies Association conference,
Montreal, Canada
Panel
African Studies Association conference,
San Francisco, CA, USA
Panel
American Political Science Association conference,
Washington, DC, USA

Dangerous Tales: Dominant Narratives on the Congo and their Unintended Consequences

Briefing
Wellspring Advisor,
Washington, DC, USA
Briefing
Great Lakes Interagency Working Group,
US Department of State,
Washington, DC, USA
Panel
Council on Foreign Relations
New York, NY, USA

State Building in the DRC: Theory and Practice

Public lecture
SAIS, Johns Hopkins University,
Washington, DC, USA

War-Torn Societies and External Interventions: A Fieldwork Conversation

Research Seminar
McGill University,
Montreal, Canada

Explaining the Effectiveness of International Peacebuilding: What Anthropology Can Contribute to Political Science Research on International Interventions in Civil Wars

Workshop on Social Dynamics of Civil Wars
Peace Research Institute,
Oslo, Norway

Local Dynamics of Violence in the Congo

Lecture
The Great Lakes Course,
Rift Valley Institute,
Entebbe, Uganda

The Failure to Address Root Causes

Lecture
The Great Lakes Course,
Rift Valley Institute,
Entebbe, Uganda

Institutional Voids and Local Peacebuilding

Panel
Conference on “Contradictions and Convergences in State-building, Peace-building, and Humanitarian Action,”
New York University,
New York, NY

Beyond the Critique of the Liberal Peace

Roundtable
International Studies Association Conference
New Orleans, LA, USA

Seeing Like a Peacebuilder: An Ethnography of International Intervention

Panel
International Studies Association conference,
New Orleans, LA, USA

Failing the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding

Lecture
Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series,
World Affairs Council of Western Michigan,
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Lecture
Program on African Studies,
Northwestern University,
Evanston, IL, USA
Panel
Seminar on "Reconstructing Fragility: The Post-Conflict State in the Democratic Republic of Congo,"
Egmont Institute / Institute for Security Studies,
Pretoria, South Africa
Research Workshop

(Rebuilding States After Violence)
in French

Reconstructions de l'Etat en sortie de violence
Sciences-Po – CERI / CNRS,
Paris, France
Panel
School of International and Public Affairs,
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Lecture
University Seminar on Studies in Contemporary Africa,
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Lecture
Speaker series on “Governance and Security in the Democratic Republic of Congo,”
Johns Hopkins University,
Washington, DC, USA
Public lecture
DePauw University,
Greencastle, IN, USA
Panel
Conference on “Fragile Statehood in Africa: A Useful Paradigm for Action?”
Observatoire de l’Afrique / Institute for Security Studies,
Pretoria, South Africa
Roundtable
Ending the War and Building the Peace in the Congo,
Yale University,
New Haven, USA

Failing the Congo: International Intervention and Local Violence

Panel
African Studies Association conference,
New Orleans, LA, USA
Panel
American Political Science Association conference,
Toronto, Canada

The Peacebuilding World

Panel
American Political Science Association conference,
Toronto, Canada
Panel
International Studies Association conference,
New York, NY, USA
Panel
American Political Science Association conference,
Boston, MA, USA

Failing the Congo - African Security Issues: Local vs. Global

Guest Lecture
Graduate Seminar on Globalization and Politics in Africa,
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA

Failing the Congo and State of the Field

Research Workshop on African Politics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, MA, USA

Hobbes and the Congo: Frames, Local Violence, and International Intervention

Workshop
“Inside the Practice of Peace- and State-building,”
Norwegian Institute for International Affairs,
Oslo, Norway
Workshop
Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations,
Folke Bernadotte Academy and Yale University,
New Haven, CT, USA
Seminar
International Relations Workshop Seminar Series,
Yale University,
New Haven, CT, USA

Understanding the Congolese Conflict

Senior Manager Course in National Security
US Department of Defense,
George Washington University and MIT,
New York, NY, USA

Post-Conflict Reconstruction in the Congo

Guest Lecture
Undergraduate Seminar on Humanitarian Interventions,
DePauw University,
Greencastle, IN

Hobbes and the Congo: Framing Processes and Continued Local Violence during the Congolese Transition (2003 – 2006)

Panel
International Studies Association conference,
San Francisco, CA, USA
Panel
African Studies Association conference,
New York, NY, USA
Panel
African Studies Association conference,
San Francisco, CA, USA

Opening Remarks for Roundtable “Consolidating the Peace in DRC: The Challenge of Eastern Congo”

Briefing
Council on Foreign Relations,
Center for Preventive Action,
Washington, DC, USA

Local Violence, International Indifference? The Failure of Peacebuilding in the Congo

Guest Lecture
Undergraduate Lecture class on Comparative Politics,
Barnard College, Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Guest lecture
Graduate Seminar on Low-Intensity Conflict,
SIPA, Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Lecture
African Studies Institute Brown Bag Lecture Series,
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Seminar
Five Colleges,
Amherst, MA, USA
Panel
Workshop on “Post-Conflict State Building,”
The New School,
New York, NY, USA
Invited Talk
Conflict Studies Program,
University of Ottawa,
Ottawa, Canada
Invited Talk
Political Science Department,
University of Toronto,
Toronto, Canada
Invited Talk
Political Science Department,
Barnard College, Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Invited Talk
School of International Affairs,
American University,
Washington, DC, USA
Seminar
United States Institute of Peace,
Washington, DC, USA

Understanding the Crisis in the Eastern Congo

Briefing
Team Meeting,
Action Against Hunger,
Kinshasa, D.R. Congo
Briefing
Management Meeting,
Action Against Hunger,
Bukavu, D.R. Congo

Local Violence, National Peace? Local Dynamics of Violence during the Transition in the Eastern D.R. Congo

Seminar
Yale University,
New Haven, CT, USA
Seminar
Order, Conflict, and Violence Speakers Series,
Yale University,
New Haven, CT, USA
Panel
African Studies Association conference,
Washington, DC, USA

Conducting Fieldwork in the Midst of Continuing Violence: Congo, 2004 - 2006

Guest lecture
Qualitative Field Research Seminar,
Political Science Department,
Yale University,
New Haven, CT, USA

Researching Local Conflict in the D.R. Congo: Challenges, Dilemmas, and Serendipities

Graduate Student Workshop on “Designing Research on the Micro-Dynamics of Civil Wars”
Yale University,
New Haven, CT, USA

Ethical Dilemmas and Human Subjects

Graduate Student Workshop on “Designing Research on the Micro-Dynamics of Civil Wars”
Yale University,
New Haven, CT, USA

The Current Situation in the Kivus

Briefing
General Assembly,
Action Against Hunger,
Bukavu, D.R. Congo

Local Violence, International Indifference? The Politics of the Peace Process in the Eastern D.R. Congo

Panel
Inter-University Consortium on Humanitarian Aid’s annual conference,
The New School,
New York, NY, USA

The Current Situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Briefing
Medicos Sin Fronteras,
Barcelona, Spain

Explaining the Humanitarian Policies of States: US Policy in Afghanistan after 9/11

Seminar
International Center for Advanced Studies,
New York University,
New York, NY, USA

Afghanistan: A Report from the Field

Panel
Global Perspectives on the ‘War on Terror’ conference,
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies,
New York University,
New York, NY, USA

The Current Situation in Afghanistan

Briefing
Medicos Sin Fronteras,
Barcelona, Spain

Kosovo: Point of View of a Humanitarian Field Worker

Panel on “The International Intervention in Kosovo”
International Academy of Achievement,
London, UK
 

Upcoming Events

Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention

Public lecture
New York University - Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Workshop
Folke Bernadotte Academy
Bogotà, Colombia
By invitation only

International Peacebuilding and Local Success

Seminar
New York University - Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Seminar
Academic Discussion In Hargeyisa forum,
Hargeisa Cultural Center
Hargeisa, Somaliland
Workshop
Folke Bernadotte Academy
Bogotà, Colombia
By invitation only

The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding

Public lecture
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD, USA
Guest Seminar
New York University
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only

Comments on "The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails"

Panel
Columbia University
New York, NY, USA

Constructivism

Guest seminar
Columbia University
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only

Past Events

Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention

Workshop
Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag
Berlin, Germany
Public lecture
Future of War Conference
New America and Arizona State University
Washington, DC, USA
Webinar
World Vision International
Via Skype
By invitation only
Public lecture
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
New York University
New York, NY, USA
Joint Program Induction Training for United Nations Peace and Development Advisers
UN Political Affairs Department, UN Development Program, & Folke Bernadotte Academy
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only
Public lecture
New York University
New York, NY, USA
Public lecture
Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
Australian National University
Canberra, Australia
Briefing
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Fragility and Conflict section
Canberra, Australia
By invitation only
Schaehrer Memorial Lecture in Peace and Conflict Studies
Colgate University
Hamilton, NY, USA
Public lecture
IVY
New York, NY, USA
Joint Program Induction Training for United Nations Peace and Development Advisers
UN Political Affairs Department, UN Development Program, & Folke Bernadotte Academy
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only
Public lecture
International Studies Public Forum
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA, USA
Brown bag lunch talk
United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only
Elizabeth Colson Lecture
Oxford University
Oxford, United Kingdom
Seminar
Facoltà di Giurisprudenza / School of International Studies
Università degli Studi di Trento
Trento, Italy
Lecture
Barnard College Alumnae Reception,
Washington, DC
Seminar
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Colloquium
CUNY Graduate Center
New York, NY, USA
Keynote Address
Annual meeting of the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies,
Bonn, Germany
Public lecture
Bonn International Center for Conversion,
Bonn, Germany
Public lecture
London School of Economics
London, UK
Policy Seminar
St Paul University
Ottawa, Canada
Glasmacher lecture
St Paul University
Ottawa, Canada
Ignite presentation
International Expert Forum
International Peace Institute,
New York, NY, USA
Public lecture
Family weekend
Barnard College, Columbia University
New York, NY, USA
Seminar
MENA Chief Economist Seminar Series,
World Bank,
Washington, DC, USA
Colloquium "Violence, Intervention, and Agency"
Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies
Yale University
New Haven, USA
Panel
Congrès de l'Association Francaise de Science Politique,
Aix-en-Provence, France
Roundtable
Sciences-Po / CERI,
Paris, France
Panel
Research for Peace conference
Folke Bernadotte Academy
Stockholm, Sweden
By invitation only
Raising the Bar
E's Bar,
New York, NY, USA
Sold out
Rountable on Conflict Analysis as Peacebuilding
International Peace Institute,
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only
Roundtables
Stockholm Forum on Security and Development,
Swedish Foreign Affairs Ministry and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute,
Stockholm, Sweden
By invitation only
Seminar
Cambridge University,
Cambridge, UK
Public lecture
Nordic Africa Institute,
Uppsala University,
Uppsala, Sweden
Keynote address
Queen's University,
Kingston, ON, Canada
Seminar
Northwestern University,
Evanston, IL, USA
Panel
Adelphi University,
Garden City, NY, USA
Seminar
Balsillie School of International Affairs
Waterloo, ON, Canada
Seminar
MIT,
Boston, MA, USA
Panel
International Studies Association conference,
New Orleans, LA, USA
Seminar
University of Minnesota,
Twin Cities, MN, USA
Seminar
School of Advanced International Studies,
John Hopkins University,
Washington, DC, USA
Briefing
French Foreign Affairs Ministry,
Paris, France
By invitation only
Book launch event
King's College,
London, United Kingdom
Briefing
Overseas Development Institute
London, United Kingdom
By invitation only
Seminar
Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne,
Paris, France
By invitation only
Briefing
Association Française des Nations Unies & Sciences-Po - CERI,
Paris, France
By invitation only
Panel
African Studies Association conference,
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Briefing
Council on Foreign Relations,
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only
Briefing
International Rescue Commitee,
New York, N.Y., USA
By invitation only
Book launch event
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Public Lecture
Instituto de Relações Internacionais,
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Public Conversation
Carnegie New Leader Program
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs,
New York, NY, USA
Seminar
School of Advanced International Studies,
John Hopkins University,
Washington, DC, USA
Briefing
United States Institute of Peace,
Washington, DC, USA
By invitation only
Walker Horizon lecture
De Pauw University,
Greencastle, IN, USA
Panel
American Political Science Association conference,
Washington, DC, USA
Book event
Center for Global Development,
Washington, DC, USA
By invitation only
Book launch event
Quaker United Nations Office,
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only
Panel
European Political Science Association conference,
Edinburgh, UK
Panel
British International Studies Association conference,
Dublin, Ireland
Seminar
University of Amsterdam,
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Book launch event
SwissPeace,
Bern, Switzerland
Public lecture
University of Basel,
Basel, Switzerland
Book launch event
International Peace Institute,
New York, NY, USA
Registration necessary
Public lecture

in French

Université du Québec à Montréal,
Montreal, Canada
Keynote Address
University of Reading,
Reading, UK
Panel
International Studies Association conference
Toronto, Canada
Panel
Workshop prior to International Studies Association conference
Toronto, Canada
Panel
Université de Laval,
Quebec, Canada
Public Lecture
University of Notre Dame,
Notre Dame, IN, USA
Research seminar
Université de Montréal,
Montréal, Canada
Public lecture
University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL, USA

International Peacebuilding and Local Success

Seminar
Folke Bernadotte Academy
Stokholm, Sweden
By invitation only
Seminar
Florida International University
Miami, FL, USA
Panel
International Studies Association Conference
Baltimore, MD, USA
Seminar
International Security Colloquium
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
Panel
African Studies Association Conference
Washington, DC, USA
Seminar
Colgate University
Hamilton, NY, USA
Seminar
Comparative Politics Workshop
City University of New York
New York, USA
Panel
American Political Science Association Conference
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Seminar
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA, USA

Conflict Resolution: Local vs. National Approaches

Panel
Department of Peacekeeping Operations
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only

How to Advance the Research Agenda on Peacebuilding in Africa: Comments

Panel
Carnegie Corporation of New York
New York, NY, USA
By Invitation only

International Change In/Through Practice

Panel
International Studies Association Conference
Baltimore, MD, USA

Colonial Legacies and Ethnic Conflict

Panel
Conceptual Foundations class, SIPA
Columbia University
New York, NY, USA

The Responsibility to Protect in the Congo: The Failure of Prevention

Panel
Conference "Implementing the Responsibility to Protect"
Australian National University & Australian Foreign Affairs Ministry
Canberra, Australia
Panel
Symposium on “Imperfect Duties? Humanitarian Intervention in Africa and the Responsibility to Protect in a Post-Iraq Era”
DePauw University,
Greencastle, IN, USA

Exploring Peace: How Do We Know Peace?

Sapphire Panel
International Studies Association Conference
Attlanta, GA, USA

The Unlikely Peace: Understanding Peace Where All indicators Point Toward Violence

Panel
International Studies Association Conference
Atlanta, GA, USA

Histories of Peace?

Roundtable
International Studies Association Conference
Atlanta, GA, USA

The Surprising Peace: Understanding International Contributions to Successful Peacebuilding

Panel
International Studies Association Conference
Atlanta, GA, USA

Comments on The Taming of Democracy Assistance

Discussant Remarks
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Life and Work in Conflict Zones

Master's Tea
Morse College, Yale University
New Haven, CT, USA

The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding

Seminar
Central Africa Course,
United State Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute,
Washington, D.C., USA
By invitation only
Policy Advisory Group Seminar
Centre for Conflict Resolution,
Cape Town, South Africa
By invitation only
Keynote address
Swedish Parliament and Life and Peace Institute,
Stockholm, Sweden
By invitation only
TED Talk
TED Global conference,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Public lecture

in French

Université du Québec à Montréal,
Montreal, Canada
Panel
United Nations Side Event
New York, NY, USA
Panel
13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates
Warsaw, Poland
Panel
Congo in Harlem festival,
New York, NY, USA
Seminar

in French

Université du Québec à Montréal,
Montreal, Canada
Panel
Great Lakes Policy Forum
Washington, DC, USA
Keynote address
New York University,
New York, NY, USA
Workshop
Partnership Africa - Canada,
Ottawa, Canada
Lecture
World Affairs Council of Central Illinois,
Springfield, IL, USA
Briefing
Committee on Foreign Relations,
Louisville, KY, USA
Grawemeyer lecture
University of Louisville,
Louisville, KY, USA
Public lecture
Georgetown University,
Washington, DC, USA
Lecture
Nordic Africa Institute and Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Stockholm, Sweden
Public lecture
Boston University,
Boston, MA, USA
Public lecture
Simon Frazer University,
Vancouver, Canada
Briefing
United Nations Stabilization Mission in Congo,
Goma, D.R. Congo
Book launch event
International Peace Institute,
New York, NY, USA
Public lecture
Egmont Institute,
Brussels, Belgium
Public lecture
University of Ottawa,
Ottawa, Canada
Book launch event
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Seminar
Norwegian Institute for International Affairs,
Oslo, Norway
Literary salon
Chr. Michelsen Institute,
Bergen, Norway
Panel
Women and War Conference
United States Institute of Peace,
Washington, DC, USA
Public lecture
American University,
Washington, DC, USA
Public lecture
US Naval Academy,
Annapolis, MD, USA
Panel
International Seminar on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Sub-Saharan Africa
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid,
Madrid, Spain
Panel
Fifth Annual Saltzman Institute Forum
Columbia University,
New York, NY
Guest lecture
Undergraduate seminar on African Politics
Yeshiva University,
New York, NY, USA
Panel
Seminar on “The UN Security Council and the Responsibility to Protect: Policy, Process, and Practices,”
International Peace Institute and Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs,
Vienna, Austria
Panel
Congo Awareness Day
Yale University,
New Haven, CT, USA
Panel
Great Lakes Policy Forum and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars,
Washington, DC, USA,
Lecture
Le Cercle,
Washington, DC, USA

Lessons from Peaceland

Phi Beta Kappa address
Phi Beta Kappa initiation ceremony
Barnard College, Columbia University
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only
Phi Beta Kappa address
Phi Beta Kappa initiation ceremony
Barnard College, Columbia University
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only

Going Micro: Emerging and Future Peacekeeping Research

Panel
International Studies Association conference,
New Orleans, LA, USA

Constructivism

Guest lecture
Graduate seminar on Methods of Inquiry and Research Design
Columbia University
New York, NY, USA
By invitation only
Guest Lecture
Graduate Lecture Class on Conceptual Foundations of International Politics,
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA

Ethics Questions Your IRB Can't Answer

Panel
APSA short course,
Washington, DC, USA

Narratives of Violence in Congo

Briefing
International Women’s Media Foundation training program,
Nairobi, Kenya
Briefing
International Women’s Media Foundation training program,
via Skype

The Politics of Knowledge in Peaceland

Panel
International Studies Association conference
Toronto, Canada
Panel
International Studies Association conference
San Francisco, CA, USA

Dynamics of Violence in Congo

Lecture
Undergraduate Colloquium Civil and Ethnic War, Insurgency, and Terrorism
University of Notre Dame,
Notre Dame, IN, USA

Paternalism and International Peacebuilding

Workshop
George Washington University,
Washington, DC, USA

Peacebuilders: An Ethnography of International Intervention

Panel
American Political Science Association conference
Chicago, IL, USA
Research seminar
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies,
Geneva, Switzerland
Keynote address
McGill University,
Montreal, Canada
Public lecture
Université du Québec à Montréal,
Montreal, Canada
Research seminar
University of Denver,
Denver, CO, USA
Research seminar
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Panel
International Studies Association conference
San Francisco, CA, USA
Research seminar
Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY, USA
Public lecture
Carleton University,
Ottawa, Canada
Panel
African Studies Association conference,
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Research seminar
University of Chicago,
Chicago, IL, USA
Book incubation workshop
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA

Reducing the Risk of Violence: What Do We Know about What Works

Panel
World Bank and International Development Research Centre,
Nairobi, Kenya

International Interventions

Panel
University of Virginia,
VA, USA

Restraining the Toll of War and Violence

Public televised panel
University of Virginia,
VA, USA

Peaceland: An Ethnography of International Intervention

Workshop
Life and Peace Institute and Burundi Tugenderubuntu,
Bujumbura, Burundi

Resources and Conflict in Congo

Graduate Seminar Energy, Environment, and Resource Security
New York University,
New York, NY, USA

Africa

Undergraduate Lecture Class on Introduction to Global Studies
University of Illinois,
Springfield, IL, USA

Congo

Guest Lecture
Undergraduate Lecture Class on Introduction to African Studies
Barnard College, Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA

Congo: Violence and International Peacebuilding

Guest Lecture
Graduate Seminar on Democracy, Citizenship and Leadership in Africa,
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA

“We the International Community”: Understanding International Peace Interventions in Practice

Panel
International Studies Association conference,
San Diego, CA, USA
Panel
African Studies Association conference,
Washington, DC, USA
Panel
PRIO / Peace and Conflict Studies in Anthropology,
Nicosia, Cyprus

Peacebuilding in Practice: An Ethnography of International Intervention

Research seminar
Vassar College,
Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
Research seminar
Uppsala University,
Uppsala, Sweden
Research seminar
Rutgers University,
Camden, NJ, USA

New Directions in Peace and Conflict Research

Keynote speech
Swedish National PhD Conference on Peace and Conflict Research,
Stockholm, Sweden

International Organizations

Panel
Graduate Lecture class on Conceptual Foundations of International Politics,
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Panel
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA

When the West Meets the Rest: Understanding How International Interventions Operate on the Ground

Panel
International Studies Association Conference,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Research seminar
University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada

Concluding Chapter from “The Trouble with the Congo”

Panel
International Studies Association conference,
Montreal, Canada
Panel
African Studies Association conference,
San Francisco, CA, USA
Panel
American Political Science Association conference,
Washington, DC, USA

Dangerous Tales: Dominant Narratives on the Congo and their Unintended Consequences

Briefing
Wellspring Advisor,
Washington, DC, USA
Briefing
Great Lakes Interagency Working Group,
US Department of State,
Washington, DC, USA
Panel
Council on Foreign Relations
New York, NY, USA

State Building in the DRC: Theory and Practice

Public lecture
SAIS, Johns Hopkins University,
Washington, DC, USA

War-Torn Societies and External Interventions: A Fieldwork Conversation

Research Seminar
McGill University,
Montreal, Canada

Explaining the Effectiveness of International Peacebuilding: What Anthropology Can Contribute to Political Science Research on International Interventions in Civil Wars

Workshop on Social Dynamics of Civil Wars
Peace Research Institute,
Oslo, Norway

Local Dynamics of Violence in the Congo

Lecture
The Great Lakes Course,
Rift Valley Institute,
Entebbe, Uganda

The Failure to Address Root Causes

Lecture
The Great Lakes Course,
Rift Valley Institute,
Entebbe, Uganda

Institutional Voids and Local Peacebuilding

Panel
Conference on “Contradictions and Convergences in State-building, Peace-building, and Humanitarian Action,”
New York University,
New York, NY

Beyond the Critique of the Liberal Peace

Roundtable
International Studies Association Conference
New Orleans, LA, USA

Seeing Like a Peacebuilder: An Ethnography of International Intervention

Panel
International Studies Association conference,
New Orleans, LA, USA

Failing the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding

Lecture
Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series,
World Affairs Council of Western Michigan,
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Lecture
Program on African Studies,
Northwestern University,
Evanston, IL, USA
Panel
Seminar on "Reconstructing Fragility: The Post-Conflict State in the Democratic Republic of Congo,"
Egmont Institute / Institute for Security Studies,
Pretoria, South Africa
Research Workshop

(Rebuilding States After Violence)
in French

Reconstructions de l'Etat en sortie de violence
Sciences-Po – CERI / CNRS,
Paris, France
Panel
School of International and Public Affairs,
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Lecture
University Seminar on Studies in Contemporary Africa,
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Lecture
Speaker series on “Governance and Security in the Democratic Republic of Congo,”
Johns Hopkins University,
Washington, DC, USA
Public lecture
DePauw University,
Greencastle, IN, USA
Panel
Conference on “Fragile Statehood in Africa: A Useful Paradigm for Action?”
Observatoire de l’Afrique / Institute for Security Studies,
Pretoria, South Africa
Roundtable
Ending the War and Building the Peace in the Congo,
Yale University,
New Haven, USA

Failing the Congo: International Intervention and Local Violence

Panel
African Studies Association conference,
New Orleans, LA, USA
Panel
American Political Science Association conference,
Toronto, Canada

The Peacebuilding World

Panel
American Political Science Association conference,
Toronto, Canada
Panel
International Studies Association conference,
New York, NY, USA
Panel
American Political Science Association conference,
Boston, MA, USA

Failing the Congo - African Security Issues: Local vs. Global

Guest Lecture
Graduate Seminar on Globalization and Politics in Africa,
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA

Failing the Congo and State of the Field

Research Workshop on African Politics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, MA, USA

Hobbes and the Congo: Frames, Local Violence, and International Intervention

Workshop
“Inside the Practice of Peace- and State-building,”
Norwegian Institute for International Affairs,
Oslo, Norway
Workshop
Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations,
Folke Bernadotte Academy and Yale University,
New Haven, CT, USA
Seminar
International Relations Workshop Seminar Series,
Yale University,
New Haven, CT, USA

Understanding the Congolese Conflict

Senior Manager Course in National Security
US Department of Defense,
George Washington University and MIT,
New York, NY, USA

Post-Conflict Reconstruction in the Congo

Guest Lecture
Undergraduate Seminar on Humanitarian Interventions,
DePauw University,
Greencastle, IN

Hobbes and the Congo: Framing Processes and Continued Local Violence during the Congolese Transition (2003 – 2006)

Panel
International Studies Association conference,
San Francisco, CA, USA
Panel
African Studies Association conference,
New York, NY, USA
Panel
African Studies Association conference,
San Francisco, CA, USA

Opening Remarks for Roundtable “Consolidating the Peace in DRC: The Challenge of Eastern Congo”

Briefing
Council on Foreign Relations,
Center for Preventive Action,
Washington, DC, USA

Local Violence, International Indifference? The Failure of Peacebuilding in the Congo

Guest Lecture
Undergraduate Lecture class on Comparative Politics,
Barnard College, Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Guest lecture
Graduate Seminar on Low-Intensity Conflict,
SIPA, Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Lecture
African Studies Institute Brown Bag Lecture Series,
Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Seminar
Five Colleges,
Amherst, MA, USA
Panel
Workshop on “Post-Conflict State Building,”
The New School,
New York, NY, USA
Invited Talk
Conflict Studies Program,
University of Ottawa,
Ottawa, Canada
Invited Talk
Political Science Department,
University of Toronto,
Toronto, Canada
Invited Talk
Political Science Department,
Barnard College, Columbia University,
New York, NY, USA
Invited Talk
School of International Affairs,
American University,
Washington, DC, USA
Seminar
United States Institute of Peace,
Washington, DC, USA

Understanding the Crisis in the Eastern Congo

Briefing
Team Meeting,
Action Against Hunger,
Kinshasa, D.R. Congo
Briefing
Management Meeting,
Action Against Hunger,
Bukavu, D.R. Congo

Local Violence, National Peace? Local Dynamics of Violence during the Transition in the Eastern D.R. Congo

Seminar
Yale University,
New Haven, CT, USA
Seminar
Order, Conflict, and Violence Speakers Series,
Yale University,
New Haven, CT, USA
Panel
African Studies Association conference,
Washington, DC, USA

Conducting Fieldwork in the Midst of Continuing Violence: Congo, 2004 - 2006

Guest lecture
Qualitative Field Research Seminar,
Political Science Department,
Yale University,
New Haven, CT, USA

Researching Local Conflict in the D.R. Congo: Challenges, Dilemmas, and Serendipities

Graduate Student Workshop on “Designing Research on the Micro-Dynamics of Civil Wars”
Yale University,
New Haven, CT, USA

Ethical Dilemmas and Human Subjects

Graduate Student Workshop on “Designing Research on the Micro-Dynamics of Civil Wars”
Yale University,
New Haven, CT, USA

The Current Situation in the Kivus

Briefing
General Assembly,
Action Against Hunger,
Bukavu, D.R. Congo

Local Violence, International Indifference? The Politics of the Peace Process in the Eastern D.R. Congo

Panel
Inter-University Consortium on Humanitarian Aid’s annual conference,
The New School,
New York, NY, USA

The Current Situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Briefing
Medicos Sin Fronteras,
Barcelona, Spain

Explaining the Humanitarian Policies of States: US Policy in Afghanistan after 9/11

Seminar
International Center for Advanced Studies,
New York University,
New York, NY, USA

Afghanistan: A Report from the Field

Panel
Global Perspectives on the ‘War on Terror’ conference,
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies,
New York University,
New York, NY, USA

The Current Situation in Afghanistan

Briefing
Medicos Sin Fronteras,
Barcelona, Spain

Kosovo: Point of View of a Humanitarian Field Worker

Panel on “The International Intervention in Kosovo”
International Academy of Achievement,
London, UK